Goa CM Manohar Parrikar asks health department to list priority areas

 Candolim: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought inputs from the health department on identifying priority areas so as to improve medical facilities in the state.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI

"The chief minister has called a meeting of health department officials. During the meeting, a presentation would be made on identifying priority areas in the sector," Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters. Healthcare areas which need immediate improvement would be discussed in the meeting, he said.

Rane, who inspected a primary health centre at  Candolim in North Goa in the presence of local MLA and deputy speaker Michael Lobo, said during the last couple of years several proposals in the health sector had been pending for approval from the government.

"These proposals will also be discussed with the CM," he added. The minister said state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital is facing manpower shortage in few of its departments. "We are facing shortage of technicians in blood testing section. We have to fill these vacancies," he said.
Rane said the government will also take up the project to improve facilities at the Institute of psychiatry and human behaviour (IPHB). "Around Rs 30 crore has been sanctioned by the Union government to set up a centre of excellence at the IPHB."

Updated Date: May 06, 2017 15:36 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See